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Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> in 1920 prohibition became the law of the land. the sale and manufacture of alcohol that tool of the devil was forbidden in every state. that same year the democrats came to san francisco to nominate cops in roseville and the city provided every amenity for the visitors including a truckload of booze. it was the first look that san francisco was not going to take prohibition seriously. the prohibition was taking it seriously indeed. revenue agents found illegal liquor and to the horror of liquors everywhere wasted the stuff. >> now being destroyed under court order, go to it boys. >> reporter: in san francisco, and other cities the feds smashed into barrels of wine, beer, whisky and gin. sometimes providing a brief bonanza for hard drinkers along the sidewalks. in san francisco, an infamously easy going town, speak easies, bars that provided liquor to anyone who knew the right password or right number of knocks on the door flourished all over the city more or less unmolested. this place no a steak house and once a restaurant was before that the fillosopher. fill, a speak easy. th
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